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Caroline Hilburn

3460 Eola Dr. NW


Salem, OR 97304
United States of America
503.269.2450
hilburnc@gmail.com

Education

2010 Bachelors Degree in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Oregon State University GPA:
3.92
2005/06 One year at Seefeld Gymnasium, Thun, Switzerland
2005 Graduate of West Salem High School (Salutatorian)

Awards

2009 Donald McDonald Scholarship Award


2008 Milton Harris Scholarship Award
2007 Drucilla Shepard Smith Award for academic excellence
2007 Runner up in the HHMI research symposium

Research Awards

2008/09 Rhabditophanes, an Oregonian nematode as a model for the genetics of parasitism


Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) award
for winter 2008 and spring 2009
2007 A Survey of Soil Nematodes Across Western Oregon
HHMI Research Grant for summer

Publications
A Survey of Western Oregon Soil Nematodes
Caroline Hilburn and Dee Denver,
The Catalyst, Oregon State University Undergraduate Research Journal, 2008/2009

Molecular evolution in Panagrolaimus nematodes: origins of parthenogenesis, hermaphroditism


and the Antarctic species P. davidi
Lewis SC, Dyal LA, Hilburn CF, Weitz S, Liau WS, LaMunyon CW, Denver DR
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009, 9:15 (16 January 2009)

Presentations/Conferences

2009 Rhabditophanes, a free-living nematode with a parasitic past West Coast Biological
Sciences Undergraduate Research (WCBSUR) Conference
2008 The AA Genotype of the Regulatory BCL2 Promoter Polymorphism (-938C>A) is
Associated with Adverse Outcome in Patients with Prostate Carcinoma Oregon State
University HHMI Symposium
2006 A Survey of Western Oregon Soil Nematodes University of Washington HHMI
Symposium
2006 A Survey of Western Oregon Soil Nematodes Oregon State University HHMI
Symposium
2004 National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium
2003 A Novel Method of Tracking Migratory Butterflies National Junior Science &
Humanities Symposium

Research Experience
Research Intern, University Duisburg-Essen, Pediatric Oncology Lab, Germany
Summer 2008
Duties: Independent as well as collaborative research into the impact of oncogene SNPs on
outcome for cancer patients, DNA extraction from blood and tissue samples, PCR, genotyping,
small animal handling

Student Researcher in the Dr. Dee Denver Lab, Zoology Department, OSU
Winter 06 - Fall 09
Duties: General lab maintenance, preparation of stock solutions, preparation of nematode growth
materials such as agar plates and E. coli, worm maintenance and culture, sample collection, DNA
extraction, primer design, PCR, DNA sequence alignment and analysis, mitochondrial genome
assembly, data analysis and presentation, new protocol development, collaborative and
independent research into the genetic basis of evolution in nematodes

Lab Technician, Plant Pathology Lab, Plant Division, Oregon Department of Agriculture
Summer 2005
Duties: General lab maintenance and cleaning, screening and certification of grass seed samples
for export, nematode extraction and identification from soil samples

Other Work Experience

Study Facilitator, Academics for Student Athletes, Oregon State University


Fall 2009- Spring 2010
Duties: Assist student athletes with organization and time management skills, provide one on
one tutoring in a variety of subjects including English writing, mathematics, biology, chemistry
and physics

Languages
Fluent in English, German

References

Laura Smithers, Academics for Student Athletes Learning Services Counselor, Oregon State
University, Laura.Smithers@oregonstate.edu, Tel.: (541) 231-0330

Dr. rer. Nat. Kathy Astrahantseff, Department of Pediatric Oncology and Haematology,
University Children’s Hospital, Essen, Germany, kathy.astrahantseff@uni-essen.de, Tel.: +49
201-723 2502